In the 18th century many Turnpike roads were constructed and an Act of Parliament was passed in 1768 for widening the roads from East Gate to Gayton, Grimston and to the north end of Babingley Lane. The Act directed that the road should run from the said Wootton Gaps through the parish of Castle Rising to the South end of a certain other bridge called Babingley Bridge in Babingley and from the North End of the same bridge to the North End of Babingley Lane in Babingley.
Some years later in 1811 in the reign of George III a further act was passed for repairing the road from the East Gate of King’s Lynn to Babingley Lane and then "to extend the road thence to Darsingham in the County of Norfolk. The Act went on to note that the road through Babingley, Wolferton and Sandringham to the sign of The Dun Cow Darsingham was much out of repair, incommodious, and dangerous for travellers. It argued the case for the amending, widening, improving, and keeping in repair through the parishes of Babingley, Wolferton, Sandringham to the sign of The Dun Cow Darsingham. However, there were to be no tolls charged on the road from Babingley to the sign of The Dun Cow Darsingham but £950 was subscribed to pay for the expenses incurred. Bryant’s Map of Norfolk in 1826 plots this road with the end of the Turnpike at The Dun Cow clearly noted.